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Stoughton Teachers to Rally for Contract Tuesday

Stoughton High School will be the site of the Stoughton Teachers Association's rally Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.
Stoughton High School will be the site of the Stoughton Teachers Association's rally Tuesday at 5:45 p.m.
(From the Stoughton Teachers Association)

Members of the Stoughton Teachers Association will be holding a rally Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Stoughton High School at 5:45 p.m. in an effort to bring attention to their unsettled contract. The school committee will be meeting at 7 p.m.

Andrea Pires, a fifth grade teacher and president of the Stoughton Teachers Association said, "99-percent of teachers who were recently surveyed report that they are devoted to their students and the Stoughton Public Schools. At the same time, the crisis in Stoughton's school has over 50-percent of those same teachers considering employment elsewhere. Part of this crisis is due to the fact that our school committee continues to violate the law by not following our contract, and they recently returned $780,000 to the town while stating that they can't teacher salaries."

Nearly 200 Stoughton teachers participated in a STA survey regarding teacher attitudes toward the school committee and superintendent in October. The number of teachers seeking employment elsewhere was one of the finding of the survey.

The next bargaining session between the school committee and the STA is Wednesday, Dec. 11.

"Teachers in Stoughton will rally Tuesday to send the message to the school committee that the dysfunction cannot continue. It is time to put their radical salary proposal to bed, and to settle this contract in a way that respects educators' hard work," said Pires.

The STA survey can be found athttp://stoughton.massteacher.org.

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